Brianna Throssel

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Brianna Throssel

Brianna started swimming lessons at a very young age not only to learn water safety but to burn excessive energy that she seemed to possess!

At the age of 9, Brianna was already swimming a couple of times per week and within a year she was competing at local meets and enjoying success.

At 14 years old, Brianna was selected to represent Australia at the World Junior Championships as a butterfly swimmer and went on to compete the following year in the Junior Pan Pacific Championships and Youth Olympics. At the Youth Olympics, Brianna experienced living in an athlete village and revelled in the experience winning 7 Bronze medals.

Her Senior Australian Team debut was the World Short Course Championships which proved to be a major stepping stone in her development as she was called upon to swim relays and came home with a relay medal motivating her to want more from the sport.

Just missing the podium at 2015 World Championship team, inspired her for Rio where she became an Olympic Finalist in 200 Butterfly. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Brianna stepped up onto the podium with the biggest of smiles as an Individual Bronze Medallist in 100 Butterfly, and also picked up a Gold in 4 x 200 Freestyle relay.

Brianna is considered one of the most versatile swimmers in Australia, and spends her time out of the pool studying Physiotherapy and Pre-medicine at Notre Dame University.